“In her sumptuously visceral second collection, Macari (Ivory Cradle) invites readers into a world alive with women, where every ‘you’ and ‘she’ is an echo of another ‘I.'”
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Anne Marie Macari’s most recent book, She Heads into the Wilderness, was published by Autumn House Press in 2008. Her book Ivory Cradle won the 2000 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, followed by Gloryland (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines such as The Iowa Review, The American Poetry Review, and TriQuarterly. Macari founded and teaches in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry & Poetry in Translation.
“Anne Marie Macari’s powerful poems make poetic speech seem an utterly natural act. She is the latest ambassador of a great lineage of strong poets whose subject is blood-knowledge. Sexual without needing to be seductive, spiritual without being sentimental, tough and full-bodied, I like so very much the way the poems are always in hot pursuit of the serious mysteries (kinship, sex, mortality)—at once blind and deeply intelligent, pushing into the underbrush of knowing. Gloryland is a sensational collection.”
“This is what poetry does for me when it opens the self and enters the deep places, the sea bottom where our lonely islands are connected. It gives joy.”
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